Since my last post, I've been mostly doing straight running. On Saturday I hit the NCR Trail for a 10 miler. I did the first five straight, at a 9:35 pace. I took a break to have some fuel and potty, and took a couple of short walk breaks on the return with a combined pace of 9:42. Sweet!!
Yesterday I got in a great full body lifting session, then ended out the day with a nice and cool (71F) post-sunset 8 miler through the neighborhood, straight running again. It was just me, my clothes, and a headlamp. No watch, phone, or even a water bottle. It felt refreshing!
This latest rash of straight running is not indicative that I'm getting away from the run walk. It's simply falling into evolving running philosophy of diversity in running. Lately I've been finding great joy in mixing things up.
They say diversity is the spice of life. I say diversity keeps the runs fun!